Albion back on the Palace roller coaster

Albion back on the Palace roller coaster

Albion enjoy their win in 2005

Ashley Barnes celebrates his goal last season

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Albion head to Selhurst Park today knowing anything could happen at the home of their rivals.

Their three trips to the home of the Eagles in the last 20 years have brought a humbling defeat, a famous win and a roller coaster of a draw.

Paul McShane headed the only goal in October 2005 as Albion – bottom of the Championship at kick-off – won 1-0.

McShane made his home Palace debut in January last season, on loan from Hull, as they shared a 1-1 draw with the Seagulls.

Former Eagles favourite Simon Rodger was also a debutant against his old club when Albion went to Selhurst Park ten years ago.

That was the day they wore an ugly combination of black shirts and white shorts and suffered an even uglier result as Andy Johnson’s hat-trick led Palace to a 5-0 win.

The Eagles are unbeaten in the last three derbies home and away.

For more memories and archive photos of derbies down the years, see Howard Griggs' popular Albion Nostalgia feature in The Argus today.

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11:39am Sat 1 Dec 12

Yogi says...

What a waste of time item this is, a real no-brainer!
What a waste of time item this is, a real no-brainer! Yogi
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12:21pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Yogi wrote:
What a waste of time item this is, a real no-brainer!
Free content STILL not good enough for you?
[quote][p][bold]Yogi[/bold] wrote: What a waste of time item this is, a real no-brainer![/p][/quote]Free content STILL not good enough for you? Old Scrote of the Amex
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1:20pm Sat 1 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

The first line of this article sums it up for me, anything could happen and probably will.

This is such a big game on so many levels, for me the chance to compare Buckley to Zaha is one of the biggest things.
The first line of this article sums it up for me, anything could happen and probably will. This is such a big game on so many levels, for me the chance to compare Buckley to Zaha is one of the biggest things. VegasSeagull
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